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New Book Details Eartha Kitt's Amazing Life

Daughter of the legendary entertainer says her mom was 'a fierce protector'

 

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Wanda Sykes Brings the Funny When We Need It Most

The award-winning comic talks about her new Netflix series and why stand-up never fails to freak her out

The 15 Best (and Worst!) Moms in Movie History

Celebrate Mother's Day with cinematic odes to moms who deserve flowers (or not at all)

It's Reboot Mania Right Now in TV Land

From 'Fresh Prince' to 'Frasier,' get excited for 12 popular series preparing to return

Joy Supreme

Sunday-Best Dress Inspires the Faithful

82-year-old glows even during home worship

Former Player Tests Himself With Birthday Challenge

Marques Johnson's dunk videos grab millions of views

The Bonds of Black Sororities and Fraternities Last a Lifetime

Black Greek life relationships span generations

What 'Black Joy' Means and How It Grew

Practice joy by celebrating positive Black experiences

Reflections on the Power and Breadth of Black Joy

Celebs describe Black Joy and reflect on its meaning

Coronavirus and Health

Black and Latina Women Focus on Self-Care During Pandemic

AARP survey finds 63% of women 50+ put more emphasis on inner health than outward appearances

During Pandemic Year, Weight Gain, Drinking Spiked

Survey finds stress led to unhealthy behaviors among Blacks and Hispanics

What to Know About Colorectal Cancer

Blacks more likely to be diagnosed and to die from the disease than other races

Your ACA Health Insurance Enrollment Checklist

Guide to understanding costs, coverage, subsidies and how to sign up for a plan

What's Race Got to Do with Getting Your COVID Vaccine?

Blacks more at risk from coronavirus, but less likely to be vaccinated

Achievement and Work

Many Minority Retirees Are Struggling With Debt

Study finds disparities between communities

Small Biz Owners Tell AARP How They Survived 2020

Government aid and switching to online sales helped

Great Reads

Scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr's List of Must-Read Books

Top picks focus on the African American experience

'Big Friendship' Illustrates the Awesome Power of Pals

Two BFFs explore challenges of deep, lasting bonds

Fantastic Fiction by African-American Authors

9 novels we love by Colson Whitehead and more

Veteran's Voices

AARP Salutes John Ingraham for His Service in the US Army

John Ingraham served in Iraq and Desert Storm

Hero of WWII Boosted Morale by Sorting Soldiers' Mail

Hilda Griggs is one of the last members of her unit

Tuskegee Airman Gets Wish to Help Dyslexic Students

Frank Macon learned to fly planes for the U.S. military

Travel

Detroit's Motown Museum Is a Must-See for Music Lovers

A guide to the legendary launching pad for Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and other superstars

Memorial Highlights Ties Between University, Slavery

UVA monument guides other colleges that are exploring their ties to enslaved people

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Video Spotlight

Co-Founder of Museum in the Bronx Wins AARP Award

"We saw a void that needed to be filled."

Former Astronaut and NFL Player on His Second Career

Leland Melvin on space mission and much more

Civil Rights Pioneer Thrives With Granddaughter’s Help

Rob Grier was the first black player in the Sugar Bowl

Franklin McCain Participated in Lunch Counter Sit In

His protest helped the Civil Rights Movement in 1960

After 10 Days on Ventilator, COVID Patient Beats Odds

Mother is grateful to medical team for care

Darryl McDaniels on Becoming the King of Rock

Run D.M.C. musician reveals what fueled his success


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